Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dollhouse and Joss Whedon...Why Watch


It seems that the slow start to Joss Whedon’s new series Dollhouse is, in part, because of the animosity between him and Fox executives; the geniuses behind the cancellation now famous Firefly series (also created by Whedon). To start, Joss Whedon the creator of Dollhouse has said publically in a magazine article that this project will be his last TV show. After reading this Rolling Stone article that has been posted on Dollhouse’s official website one might say that Dollhouse will indeed mark the end of Whedon’s Television career. Statements made by Whedon like ‘developed out of existence’ when referring to Fox executives and their interference in the shows creation, speak to the possible distain the creator of such cult hits like Buff the Vampire Slayer and Firefly has for the television industry, especially the executives. That being said I guess we the viewers should just take what we can get and not critique too much. Maybe, or we should just hold out until the end of the season and make your judgments then.
As a matter of fact the latter was worth the wait. Even after the shows rocky start the season did in fact end with a bang. It seems that the show went through an awkward period whenever every episode depended on Eliza Dushku and her ability to portray a different personality. Acting talents (or lack thereof) aside, one can get pretty tired of an actor or actress getting into mischief ever week without there being any lasting consequences. Just enjoy what could very possibly be the end of an era. The season finally of Dollhouse was filled with witty and sometimes disturbing dialogue the likes of which Whedonites have come to expect from the show’s creator. Without giving anything away, the show ends with a stand off between two of the main characters Echo and Alpha in a surreal and violent/funny manner. This big finish may reignite the some of the Whedon faithful and bring viewers back for another season of watching.

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